Whiney Honda Accord

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Old 06-28-08, 07:37 AM
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Whiney Honda Accord

Hi,

I've got a 1996 Honda Accord. Automatic. 4 cyl. 163,000 miles. It has just been a great car! Really almost no problems all this time.
We have taken good care of it also.
The other day we noticed that when it shifts through the gears
til it hits about 40 mph there is a whiney sound that happens each time it shifts. Then it goes away.

My mechanic is guessing it is the transmission. Maybe a bearing or something.

My question is... could it be something else? Not sure I want to sink the money into rebuilding the transmission. But I would love to save the car.

It's obviously paid for.

Any thoughts? Any ideas on what I could do?

Thanks for any help!
 
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Old 06-28-08, 03:35 PM
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it is probably a wear problem with the transmission gears, I would not worry about it unless it gits significantly worse. a little noise is normal as the gears wear and age.

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Old 06-29-08, 06:16 AM
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Going off on a slight tangent; if you're planning on keeping it for a while pay attention to the replacement interval on the timing belt. A broken one is instant death on your Accord.
 
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Old 06-29-08, 05:39 PM
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Thanks guys

OK. Hope it is just normal wear and it will last a lot longer.

As for the timing belt. we changed that at 95,000 miles. I was figuring about 180,000 I'd change it again. Is that OK?
 
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Old 06-30-08, 07:54 AM
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When was the last time you had your transmission serviced? Maybe you are low on fluid, or your fluid needs replacement.
 
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Old 06-30-08, 01:17 PM
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Now I have had a transmission guy test drive the car and he thinks it is a bearing loose in the transmission. He says he can rebuild or put in a used one.

Is there anythingt else I can do?

I don't know if I've had the transmission serviced for awhile.

The fluid seems to be OK level wise.
 
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Old 06-30-08, 04:04 PM
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Gates shows 90,000 miles "normal" service/60,000 miles "severe". Depends on how much of a gambler you are. I've never been a fan of interference, aka valve-bender, engines, but if I owned one I would go by the "severe service" interval.
 
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